Archive for April 27th, 2013

Highland Park cafe owners discuss gentrification, revitalization

Arts & Entertainment | | April 27 2013, 5:17 PM

Anya Schodorf owns Café de Leche with her husband, Matt. Accused of helping to gentrify the neighborhood, the Latina cafe owner says, "I don't understand why Latinos can't be successful and creative and have something nice."

FAA furloughs halted; Air traffic system soon at full operation

US & World | | April 27 2013, 4:28 PM

The Federal Aviation Administration says it's suspended all employee furloughs and says air traffic facilities. An LAX spokesperson said flights had been on schedule Saturday, even before normal staffing levels resumed.

Don't *@#*%! with another man's vehicle: 'Pulp Fiction' Chevy found after 19 years

Arts & Entertainment | | April 27 2013, 3:47 PM

Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino's red convertible used in "Pulp Fiction' was stolen in 1994; officers believe they recovered it this month in the Oakland area.

New arrest, charges in connection to ricin letters case

US & World | | April 27 2013, 1:10 PM

Federal agents who are investigating poison-laced letters that were sent to President Obama and others have arrested and charged Everett Dutschke, of Tupelo, Miss.

Justice Breyer fractures shoulder in (another) bike accident

US & World | | April 27 2013, 12:54 PM

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is recovering in a Georgetown hospital Saturday, following surgery for a fractured shoulder. The 74-year-old justice fell while riding his bike along Washington's National Mall on Friday.

Granada Hills High 3-peats at national Academic Decathlon

Education | | April 27 2013, 12:30 PM

Students from two L.A. Unified School District high schools cleaned up at the U.S. Academic Decathlon. But there could only be one overall champion.

California medical board backs prescription drug reforms

Local | | April 27 2013, 10:53 AM

California's medical board is backing measures requiring coroners to report prescription drug overdose deaths to the board and to give the panel new power to halt a doctor's prescribing.

Iraq's Sunnis form tribal army, as sectarian violence builds

US & World | | April 27 2013, 10:31 AM

Sectarian tensions are fueling violence and protests in Iraq, where more than 170 people have been killed since Tuesday, when government forces clashed with Sunni Muslim protesters.

DEA holds safe 'take back' day of unwanted prescription drugs Saturday (MAP)

Local | | April 27 2013, 10:27 AM

On Saturday, the DEA held its 6th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day to safely dispose of unwanted or expired prescription drugs.

Plan would force public companies to reveal political giving

US & World | | April 27 2013, 9:55 AM

The Securities and Exchange Commission is considering a proposal to add more transparency in future elections, but it won't happen without a fight.

USC's Barkley goes to Philly to start 4th round of NFL draft

Local | | April 27 2013, 9:44 AM

Southern California quarterback Matt Barkley was the first pick of the fourth round of the NFL draft, taken by Philadelphia after a trade with Jacksonville.

Egyptian activists: Our religion is none of your business

US & World | | April 27 2013, 9:18 AM

Violence between Muslims and Christians in Egypt, which has only increased since the revolution, is prompting public debate about religious identity.

The Lollipop War: Candy makers v sugar farmers

Arts & Entertainment | | April 27 2013, 7:30 AM

Candy makers and sugar farmers have been fighting for years in Congress. The sugar farmers are winning.

US wary as Qatar ramps up support of Syrian rebels

US & World | | April 27 2013, 7:00 AM

The tiny Gulf nation of Qatar has been taking a prominent role in Syria, arming rebels there. The U.S. wants to see such aid go to moderates. Qatar has its own approach.

Why caffeine in coffee is a miracle drug for the tired

Arts & Entertainment | | April 27 2013, 7:00 AM

Scientific research shows that at low doses, caffeine improves performance on mental tasks, especially in people who are already tired.

Nervous parents in 1 country clear supermarket shelves in another

US & World | | April 27 2013, 6:30 AM

Chinese parents don't trust Chinese baby formula, so they pay a premium to have it shipped in from around the world.

Deputy injured, suspect dead in South LA

Crime & Justice | | April 27 2013, 6:00 AM

Los Angeles sheriff's authorities say a deputy was injured after being struck by a car while investigating a domestic violence case.

Stones to play surprise show at Echoplex Saturday

The Latest | | April 27 2013, 2:23 PM

Tickets to the surprise Rolling Stones show at the Echoplex have sold out, according to AEG and the band's Twitter account.

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